by L. P. Dover

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A killer . . . that’s what I am.
It’s what I do.
It’s what I live for.
I’m no longer the Preston Hale everyone knew. I left that life and the people in it a long time ago the second I made my first kill. I wasn’t going to give in, but when I heard the screams there was no going back.
It triggered the pain, the need.
I knew what I had to do, and I did it well. But I never expected for Emma Turner – the only link to my past – to come back into my life.
She triggers a different emotion inside me, something I hadn’t ever felt.
It’s not a want to kill . . . but a need to CLAIM.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153964911
Publisher: L.P. Dover
Publication date: 02/06/2017
Series: Circle of Justice
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 163,405
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols. Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, but her favorite to write is romantic suspense. However, she has found a new passion in romantic comedy, especially involving sexy golfers. Who knew the sport could be so dirty and fun to write about.

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Trigger 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A different take , but nonetheless , very interesting . Worth every penny .
CMGreen More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! I have a few other L.P. Dover books, but this is the first I've had the chance to read and I'm happy I received the chance. Preston Hale is just a teen when tragedy strikes his family, causing him to keep secrets and sadness from even his closest friends. In college, a chance encounter with a young woman who is in danger changes the course of his life forever. He knows he needs to take a different path than what he's on so he leaves the life he knows... 8 years later Preston comes face to face with Emma, a girl from college that was in his band and he left behind. Preston can't believe Emma is working for a family friend and she is just as surprised to see him. He disappeared without a trace and Emma wants answers, but Preston tries to convince her he's not the person she once knew. The two are forced to start working together and they realize there is unfinished business between them. Even though Preston tries to fight it, the love and attraction they once shared is still alive. While rekindling their relationship, Preston comes full circle with dangers from his past and the two become involved in solving a dangerous mystery. This story has it all; angst, redemption, mystery and most of all a swoon-worthy Preston. I look forward to the next book in the series!
Cryssy_M More than 1 year ago
When Preston Hale was in college, he had it pretty good. Lead singer in a band, he had just about anything he wanted. Then one night on his way out, he witnesses a woman being attacked and his actions caused his life to be changed forever. After that incident, he disappeared without a trace, no one, not even his band knew what happened to him. Eight years later and Preston is met with a vision from his past. Emma Turner was a member of his college band and the one woman he could have fallen for if his heart was whole. Now forced to work in the same vicinity, it takes all of Preston’s willpower not to fall for her. He’s afraid she will turn tail and run when she finds out what he actually does for a living. Emma can't believe that after disappearing one night eight years ago he has resurfaced. Eventually, she finds out what caused the disappearance and what he's been doing since the night he took off. She also finds what happened to his mother and sister when he was a teen. She is out to prove to him that she still wants to be there for him and with him. Now it's up to Preston to decide his next move. I have read many books by Ms. Dover and I can tell you with 100% honesty that her books just keep getting better. This book was a non-stop page turner. I didn’t even want to put it down to go to sleep. The book then invaded my dreams. You know you have a winner when that happens.
SusanReads1 More than 1 year ago
A pulse pounding, breath holding, heart stopping, breathtaking, page turning read. A suspenseful story that will keep you turning the pages and wanting more!
Stalker2014 More than 1 year ago
Preston is one intense alpha male. He has a lot of baggage. Emma is one loving woman. She loves with her whole heart. They make for one interesting couple. Could not wait to see where the story would go. Loved the twists in the story. So glad everything worked out the way it did. Can't wait for the next book. Amazing love connection between Emma and Preston.
MelissaJenks More than 1 year ago
L.P. Dover has done it again. Another smash hit. From beginning to end, you'll be hooked by this novel. It's thrilling, seductive, and incredibly sexy. Combining dangerous assassins, death, hot guys, elegant woman, sexy musicians and sizzling sex, you won't be disappointed with this one. This novel is about Preston, aiming to prove to his father that he can avenge his family, he becomes an elite assassin. Taking out the worst of the worst. Thinking he doesn't deserve love and happiness, he lives his life for the next target. That is until Emma comes back into his life bringing back past memories he wanted to forget. After being forced to work together, and trying to keep his distance, he soon realizes he can't fight those feelings. But can he risk the dangers in his life to have it all..well you'll have to read it to find out. Trust me you won't be disappointed!
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
I don't typically read romantic suspense but the author and blurb had me wanting to step outside my contemporary box and I am so very glad I did. I loved Preston so much. He's tough but at his core, he's a protector. When it seems like Emma might be in danger, Preston is committed to ensuring her safety. Except, until Preston faces his demons and solves his unfinished business, he can't truly commit to a relationship with her. Emma is so feisty and strong. Even though there were a lot of events in this book that would send a person screaming for the hills, she stood tall and didn't take any crap from anyone. When Emma sees Preston again, all of her old feelings for him are reignited but, when Preston pretends to not remember her, she's happy to give him the cold shoulder. If it wasn't for sleep, I would have read this entire book in one sitting. I was captivated by the prologue and didn't want to stop reading until I reached the end. This is an awesome start to this new series and I'll be counting the days until I can read Wade's story! *This is my voluntary review of an Advanced Reader Copy*
BGnMS1 More than 1 year ago
Triggered Emotions I always enjoy reading Ms. Dover's writing. In this new series, she takes you on a darker ride than previously written. So much chemistry explodes off the page. Fantastic job! ***given an ARC in exchange for honest review***
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Trigger by L.P. Dover......10 BEAUTIFUL INTENSE STARS!! I was on the edge of my seat with this romantic suspense story that kept my flipping pages. I absolutely loved Preston even though he is broke, but very strong, protective and hot. The only person to repair him is someone from his past, beautiful Emma that he left years ago. I was so engrossed in their story I could not put this book down. LP Dover is one of the best storytellers ever, she pulls the readers into the book world. I highly recommend this book and it is the first book in a new series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Stacie93 More than 1 year ago
Just pull the...TRIGGER!! 5⭐️ Preston is no ordinary man!! A trained killer is more like it...along with some other secrets. When he meets back up with Emma things get a little tricky. He doesn't want her to get close to him. Emma has different plans. Read the book to see how the story unfolds. There is mystery,suspense and smoking hot sex!! You will not be disappointed with Trigger!!
DannyJeffbooks More than 1 year ago
Review This was a good read. It was a romance mystery and I thought the mystery/suspense side of things was really good. The plotline had me hooked and was gripping and at times had me on the edge of my seat. However, the romance element fell a little short for me as I never really connected to the H/h and just felt the romance side of things could have been a little more in depth. Overall, however, I did enjoy this start to a new series and I look forward to the next book - 3.5 stars
awesomely_amber More than 1 year ago
Lord Almighty! As I have said time and time again I LOVE L.P. Dover! Her books give you a perfect escape and this book is no different. Just when things were looking up, Preston Hale disappeared and with it Emma's chance with him. Eight years later, Preston is back. Only not the Preston that Emma once knew. He was harder and crueler. A simple action from his past caused him to join a secret government agency, one where they hunted down and killed the worse kind of people, and in doing so he left the one girl who mattered to him, Emma. When life takes matters into it's own hand with the assistance of an old family friend, the two find themselves thrown back together. Feeling guilty over his sister and mother's death, Preston is can not see that there could be more for him than a life of death and distruction. Will Emma be the key to bring Preston back and open himself to the possibility of a happily ever after? To find out buy this book.
Toored More than 1 year ago
Wow!! This is a fabulous book!! This book is awesome!! It's a hot, steamy, fantastic ride!! It's got everything you look for in a romance book. Preston is a very interesting character. So much in his history and some much ahead of him with Emma if he will only let her in. This story has many twists and turns and it keeps you in the story to the very end. I couldn't put it down. L.P. has outdone herself with this one!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A solid 5-star read! I was a little worried about this book when I first read the synopsis since it is not my usual thing. BUT I should never have had any doubts that I would love it, seeing as LP Dover wrote it! And I did, LOVE it, that is! I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed this interesting story and Preston & Emma. That she is able to look past what he does for a living and want to help him and be the love and support that he needs in his life is just gripping. I really liked how well developed Preston’s character is, so that gives us a thorough understanding as to what makes him tick and why he does what he does. You can’t help but feel grateful for him and his job and love and understand him for the initial motive that drove him to where he is today. Thank goodness he reconnects with Emma though and she is able to give him back passion and love, two things that were sorely missing from his life. They are so hot and sexy together!! She is a very strong character and is exactly what Preston needed in his life to ground him and make him care about more than his job and quest for revenge. They make a great team in their investigation together and they are able to get answers that will help everyone in his family rest more peacefully. I am so happy with the ending of this book! I love where the author takes them. I look forward to Wade’s story next up in this series and hopefully getting more of some of the others we met briefly in this book.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! Suspense, mystery and a great romance made this one a very enjoyable read. Preston Hale's life changed completely the day his Mother and Sister were killed. Now a trained assassin he's looking for one thing - Revenge! Fearing he's going off the rails others in his "group" pull in the one person who could get through to him. Emma Turner has always had a piece of his heart but he walked away from her. Now she's back in his life and nothing will ever be the same. This one has a fresh and unique storyline and I can't wait for more in this new series. I highly recommend this one.